All four corners, one epic voyage.

The Ultimate
World Cruise

The Most Epic
World Cruise Ever
To Set Sail

Get ready to see the world in a whole new light — introducing the Ultimate World Cruise onboard Serenade of the Seas®. You can spend 274 nights bonding with like-minded explorers over global discoveries across all seven continents. Or pick a corner of the globe and explore every inch of it on one of four Ultimate World Cruise℠ segments — each an immersive voyage of 60+ nights. Connect with countless distinct cultures, soak up the most spectacular landscapes on Earth, and marvel at World Wonders that showcase mankind’s boundless imagination.

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Santorini, Greece
Trees next to a lake
274 Nights

Christ the Redeemer
Petra, Jordan
Great Wall of China, Beijing, China
11 World Wonders

Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Taj Mahal, Cochin, India
60+ Countries

Dive deeper
into the world's wonders

Ultimate
World Cruise

Visit 150+ destinations and 11 World Wonders, across 7 continents and 60+ countries.
The Ultimate World Cruise features four distinct segments that traverse the globe in one incredible journey.

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Chichén Itzá, Cozumel, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

The Taj Mahal, Cochin, India

Petra, Aqaba, Jordan

Great Pyramid of Giza, Alexandria, Egypt

Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, Turkey

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Copenhagen, Denmark

St. Petersburg, Russia

New York, New York

Dec 10th 2023 – Feb 11th 2024

Venture across
Three Continents

Ultimate Americas Cruise

36 Destinations, 64 Nights

Arica, Chile

Arica, Chile

Your once-in-a-lifetime journey begins December 2023, embarking from in Miami on the first segment of the Ultimate World Cruise℠ — the Ultimate Americas Cruise. Go from postcard-perfect Caribbean shores—including the ABC islands —to viewing abundant wildlife like sea lions, penguins and whales roaming glacier-studded Antarctica as you round Cape Horn. Along the way, discover World Wonders in South America, including man-made marvels and extraordinary natural phenomena.

Take in the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Behold the largest waterfall system on the planet, Iguazú Falls near Buenos Aires. And explore Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic symbols of Peru’s ancient Inca heritage. Then sail up to the Yucatàn Peninsula to discover hidden coves and dramatic rock formations along Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas before exploring Ensenada.

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Feb 11th 2024 - May 9th 2024

Far East. Down Under.
And up for anything

Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise

40 Destinations, 87 nights

Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

Venture miles from ordinary in Australia and Asia on this leg of the Ultimate World CruiseSM. Explore Hawaii and discover the crystal-clear waters of Mo’orea and Tahiti in unspoiled French Polynesia. Set out for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef — the only living thing on the planet that’s visible from space. Trek from pristine natural beauty in Bali to one of the most iconic man-made World Wonders, the Great Wall of China. And discover the unparalleled culture and modern architecture of Tokyo, then take in one of the most breathtaking sights in the world — The Taj Mahal.

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May 9th 2024 - July 10th 2024

Adventure through
time and place

Ultimate Middle East & Med Cruise

44 Destinations, 63 Nights

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

From glamorous Dubai, cruise to World Wonders left behind by the civilizations of legendary pharaohs and emperors, like The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. And countless renowned ruins across the Mediterranean and Aegean seas — from the Acropolis in Athens to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and the Colosseum in Rome.

Plus lesser-traveled Greek ports like Olympia, which was once the sanctuary site to honor Zeus and the location of the first Olympic games. Your journey continues to even more destinations known for their storied history — like Split, Barcelona, Cannes and Provence.

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July 10th 2024 - September 10th 2024

Set a course
for the north

Ultimate Europe & Beyond Cruise

40 Destinations, 63 Nights

Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The final leg of the Ultimate World Cruise is an immersive cultural exploration starting in the Med heading north. Discover Barcelona’s brilliant architecture, including Gaudi’s Sagrada Família. Savor flavors across continents — like a dinner of tagine and mint tea in Morocco.

Go from taking in fjords in Norway to biking through Copenhagen. Finally, experience another natural marvel — the other-worldly geothermal seawater at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland before stopping in New York and Perfect Day at CocoCay on your way back to Miami.

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Amenities
Included in your entire adventure

Join us for the entire Ultimate World Cruise, you’ll enjoy exclusive perks and amenities — all included in your adventure. So you can complement back-to-back discoveries onshore with all your favorite comforts onboard, plus thoughtful touches to elevate every moment.

*New World Wonders Shore Excursions included for Crown & Anchor® Society Platinum members & above

  • Business Class Airfare

  • Premium Transportation Between Airport, Hotel and Ship

  • Pre-cruise Hotel & Gala

  • 7 New World Wonders Shore Excursion*

  • Deluxe Beverage Package

  • Wash & Fold Laundry Service

  • Gratuities

  • VOOM Surf & Stream

A World Wandering
Fleet Favorite

Designed with acres of glass offering panoramic vistas of sea, sky and land, Serenade of the Seas® is the perfect ship for scenery-scoping. Take in captivating views of Norway’s majestic fjords, gaze at glaciers in Antarctica, and soak up the sun and the sights while cruising through French Polynesia. In between adventures onshore, you can unwind poolside or tee off on the mini golf green. Settle in for dazzling entertainment or dance until dawn beneath the stars. And with top-notch restaurants onboard, every meal turns into a global taste-tour that’s as immersive as your Ultimate World Cruise.

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Cruise Details &
Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Ultimate World Cruise is a never-before-offered Royal Caribbean adventure that takes you on a 274-night journey around the world from December 10, 2023 – September 10, 2024. The adventure begins and ends in Miami, Florida, visiting all 7 continents, 65 countries, over 150 ports of call and 11 World Wonders. More than 40 of the ports you’ll visit are either rarely available on our other itineraries or brand new to Royal Caribbean, so get ready for the exploration of a lifetime. Book The Ultimate World Cruise early to ensure the best accommodation throughout the entire voyage.

  • Ultimate World Cruise Starting Price

    Considering all that’s included in your 274-night Ultimate World Cruise fare, you’ll enjoy an incredible value. No matter which stateroom you choose, your fare includes Ultimate World Cruise complimentary amenities like business class airfare, pre-cruise hotel and gala, Deluxe Beverage Package, gratuities, VOOM internet package, wash and fold laundry service, and more.

    Stateroom CategoryLead RateWith Pay-In-Full Savings of 10%
    Interior StateroomStarting from $59,999 per person*$53,999 per person*
    Ocean View StateroomStarting from $64,999 per person*$58,499 per person*
    Balcony StateroomStarting from $82,949 per person*$74,654 per person*
    Junior SuiteStarting from $117,599 per person*$105,839 per person*
    Other Suite CategoriesCall us for availability and pricingCall us for availability and pricing

    *Taxes, fees, and port expenses of $4,667 USD per person are additional and are subject to change at any time. All starting prices listed are per person, in USD, cruise only, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time.

    Ultimate World Cruise Segments Starting Price

    Considering all that’s included in your Ultimate Cruise segment fare, you’ll enjoy an incredible value. No matter which stateroom you choose, your fare includes Ultimate Cruise segment complimentary amenities like Deluxe Beverage Package, gratuities, VOOM internet package, and wash and fold laundry service.

    Ultimate Americas Cruise

    Stateroom CategoryLead RatePrice per day
    Interior Stateroom$13,399 Per Person*$213 Per Person*
    Ocean View Stateroom$14,799 Per Person*$235 Per Person*
    Balcony Stateroom$18,899 Per Person*$300 Per Person*

    Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise

    Stateroom CategoryLead RatePrice per day
    Interior Stateroom$17,799 Per Person*$205 Per Person*
    Ocean View Stateroom$19,599 Per Person*$225 Per Person*
    Balcony Stateroom$25,099 Per Person*$335 Per Person*

    Ultimate Middle East & Med Cruise

    Stateroom CategoryLead RatePrice per day
    Interior Stateroom$14,899 Per Person*$240 Per Person*
    Ocean View Stateroom$15,799 Per Person*$255 Per Person*
    Balcony Stateroom$20,799 Per Person*$288 Per Person*

    Ultimate Europe & Beyond Cruise

    Stateroom CategoryLead RatePrice per day
    Interior Stateroom$14,299 Per Person*$231 Per Person*
    Ocean View Stateroom$15,299 Per Person*$247 Per Person*
    Balcony Stateroom$19,799 Per Person*$319 Per Person*

    *Taxes, fees, and port expenses are additional and are subject to change at any time. All starting prices listed are per person, in USD, cruise only, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time.

    • Ultimate Americas Cruise: December 10, 2023 – February 11, 2024

      • Chichen Itza: via Cozumel Dec 13, 2023

      • Christ the Redeemer: via Rio de Janeiro Dec 31, 2023

      • Iguazu Falls: via Buenos Aires Jan 5, 2024

      • Machu Picchu: via Lima Jan 29-30, 2024

    • Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise: February 11, 2024 – May 9, 2024

      • Great Barrier Reef: via Airlie Beach and Cairns March 13-14, 2024

      • Great Wall of China: via Beijing April 7-8, 2024

      • Taj Mahal: via Cochin May 1, 2024

    • Ultimate Middle East & Med Cruise: May 9, 2024 – July 10, 2024

      • Petra: via Aqaba May 17, 2024

      • Pyramids of Giza: via Alexandria May 21-22, 2024

      • Temple of Artemis: via Ephesus May 28, 2024

      • Colosseum: via Rome July 1, 2024

    • Ultimate Europe & Beyond Cruise: July 10, 2024 – September 10, 2024

      • There are no World Wonders visited during this Ultimate Cruise segment.

  • Guests who join us for the entire Ultimate World Cruise will receive the following inclusions:

    • Embarkation Amenities

      • Round-trip business class airfare

      • Pre-cruise hotel and gala

      • Premium transfers between airport, hotel and ship

    • Onboard Amenities

      • Deluxe Beverage Package for entire voyage

      • VOOM Wi-Fi internet for entire voyage

      • Gratuities for entire voyage

      • Wash and fold laundry service

      • Our Crown & Anchor Society guests who hold Platinum status and above will also receive the exclusive benefit of included excursions to the 7 New World Wonders.

    • Guests who join us for one of the four Ultimate Cruise segments will receive the following inclusions:

      • Deluxe Beverage Package for entire segment

      • VOOM Wi-Fi for entire segment

      • Gratuities for entire segment

      • Wash and fold laundry service for entire segment

  • Our Ultimate World Cruise team will ensure that you get the same stateroom for the entirety of the cruise when purchased within the exclusive booking window through November 2021. If you are purchasing your Ultimate World Cruise after the Ultimate Cruise segments have opened for sale, our team will work with you to make every effort to secure the same stateroom for your entire time onboard, based on the remaining available inventory.

  • To reserve a stateroom on the Ultimate World Cruise or one of the four Ultimate Cruise segments a non-refundable deposit is required. Final payment must be received by Royal Caribbean 180 days prior to cruise departure. For bookings created within 180 days prior to cruise departure, final payment must be received within 48 hours of booking.

  • If outside of final payment, our Ultimate World Cruise and Ultimate Cruise segment guests are able to place a two-week hold to lock in their preferred stateroom and price before deposit is required. Your deposit must be placed within the two-week offer period to secure your selected stateroom.

  • There are travel insurance options available to guests who meet certain qualifications. For more information, please call 800-423-2100 or contact your Travel Advisor.

  • Our Ultimate World Cruise and the four Ultimate Cruise segments are a unique adventure that has never before been offered by Royal Caribbean and we want to ensure that our guests who are committed to sharing this experience with us receive priority placement. To preserve this unique experience, all sailings onboard Serenade of the Seas from December 10, 2023 – September 10, 2024, will be offered as exclusively nonrefundable.

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